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Sister Street Fighter -- A martial arts champion is an undercover agent for the Police with a gang of drug importers. He is put in prison and his sister, with the martial arts school students, to get him out and to battle the drug lords.

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20 February 1976 (USA) See more »
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He's a one man army. She's a one woman death squad. See more »
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Lee Long is a martial-arts champion who the police use as an undercover agent to infiltrate a drug ring... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
Etsuko Shihomi ... Li Koryu
Emi Hayakawa ... Emi Hayakawa
Sanae Ôhori ... Shinobu Kojo
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bin Amatsu ... Shigetomi Kakuzaki

Shin'ichi Chiba ... Seiichi Hibiki (as Sonny Chiba)
Takashi Hio ... Gomaru Akasawa (as Kôji Hio)
Masashi Ishibashi ... Kazunao Inubashiri
Tatsuya Kameyama ... Shimura
Ryoichi Koike ... Tesshin Uesu
Hiroshi Kondô ... Li Gyokudo
Hideo Kosuge ... Tomoyuki Obayashi
Akira Kuji ... Neret
Toshio Minami ... Ma Ba-Yuan
Kengo Miyaji ... Kizaki
Hiroshi Miyauchi ... Li Mansei
Hisao Mizoguchi ... Tettoso
Tatsuya Nanjô ... Jiro
Kenji Ohba
Kazuyuki Saito ... Sakura
Kazuji Sato ... Go Naito
Seiya Satô ... Murakami
Kôji Sawada ... Nakajima
Teruo Shimizu ... Hamano
Gôzô Sôma ... Mao Yang-De
Nami Tachibana ... Reiko
Tadashi Takatsuki ... Yoshikawa
Toshiyuki Tsuchiyama ... Kurokawa
Asao Uchida ... Tetsudo Fujita
Xiu-Rong Xie ... Fanshin
Shôhei Yamamoto ... Ryozo Hayashi
Sakae Yamaura ... Masaaki Sakurai

Adolph Caesar ... Narrator of Theatrical Trailer (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Kazuhiko Yamaguchi 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Masahiro Kakefuda 
Noribumi Suzuki 

Produced by
Kenji Takamura .... producer
Kineo Yoshimine .... producer
 
Original Music by
Shunsuke Kikuchi 
 
Cinematography by
Yoshio Nakajima 
 
Film Editing by
Osamu Tanaka 
 
Production Design by
Shuichiro Nakamura 
 
Other crew
Peter Fernandez .... voice director: English version
 

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Also Known As:
"Onna hissatsu ken" - Japan (original title)
"Woman Certain Kill Fist" - Japan (English title) (imdb display title)
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86 min | USA:80 min (R-rated version)
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Australia:MA15+ | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Netherlands:18 (original rating) (1975) | Portugal:M/18 | UK:18 | USA:R | USA:X (original rating) (uncut version) | West Germany:18 (nf) (cut)
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Koryu's exploding fist vs. unusual humans, 7 February 2009
Author: unbrokenmetal from Hamburg, Germany

Koryu (Etsuko Shihomi) is sent from Hong Kong to Japan to investigate the disappearance of her brother who was trying to find proof against drug smugglers. She needs to fight against their boss who once says "I like unusual humans and keep them", and assembled all kinds of strange looking fighters therefore, from a guy with a Mohawk and arrows to a jungle women squad. Some of his guards wear a black mask for no reason at all, as they take it off in every fight, anyway.

Koryu's almost only friends are at a Shorinji Kempo school. Sonny Chiba, star of the original "Street Fighter", appears there as well. Shorinji Kempo differs from many other kinds of Martial arts by its strong Buddhist idea of happiness. Many viewers were irritated about the mirrored swastika symbol they use in the movie. Although it is true that such a cross was a symbol of good luck in ancient times, Shorinji Kempo was invented as late as 1947, when the overwhelming majority of people had an entirely different understanding for the symbol, thus it was not clever to use. They must have been told because they changed it meanwhile...

The notorious Norifumi Suzuki wrote on the screenplay for "Sister Street Fighter", but didn't direct in the end. It's still bewildering enough, though! 18 year old Etsuko Shihomi in the title role looks so innocent, but really explodes with energy in the fights. Mind you, nowadays they often cast models for such films who look good in the close-ups, while fast cutting has to hide the fact that they know little about martial arts (check out the lady in Jackie Chan's „New Police Story" for a typical example). In 1974, Etsuko had to do everything for real, hiding the bruises of the battles, and the result is still impressive today. I voted 8/6/8/7 for the 4 "Sister Street Fighter" movies.

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